Linkin Park: 12 Essential Songs

Revisit Chester Bennington & Co.'s key tracks, from rap-metal smashes to daring pop departures

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"Bleed It Out" (2007)

This track from 2007's Minutes to Midnight sums up Linkin Park's utter disregard for stylistic boundaries, alternating rap-like verses from Mike Shinoda with Chester Bennington's fist-pumping melodic-rock refrains. "When it finally came together," Shinoda told Kerrang! of the song, "I said to the band, 'I don't think anyone but us could have made a song like this.' It's a fucking bizarre death-party-rap-hoedown!'"

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